Plužine

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Plužine
Плужине
Skyline of Plužine
Plužine is located in Montenegro
Plužine
Plužine
Location of Plužine in Montenegro
Coordinates: 43°09′N 18°50′E / 43.15°N 18.83°E / 43.15; 18.83Coordinates: 43°09′N 18°50′E / 43.15°N 18.83°E / 43.15; 18.83
Country  Montenegro
Founded 14th century
Settlements 43
Government
 • Mayor Mijuško Bajagić (SNP)
 • Ruling party SNP - DSS
Area
 • Total 854 km2 (330 sq mi)
Population (2003 census)
 • Total 1,494
 • Density 5/km2 (10/sq mi)
 • Municipality 4,272
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 81435
Area code +382 40
ISO 3166-2 code ME-15
Car plates

Plužine (Montenegrin and Serbian Cyrillic: Плужине, pronounced [plûʒinɛ]) is a town in northwestern Montenegro. It has a population of 1,494 (2003 census).

Plužine is the centre of Plužine Municipality (population 4,272) and unofficial centre of Piva region, named after Piva River. The town is close to the border crossing with Bosnia and Herzegovina (Herzegovina region) for the town of Gacko (Republika Srpska).

History[edit]

After the building of Mratinje Dam in 1975, the town was transferred uphill, while the previous location was flooded by newly created Piva Lake.

Population[edit]

Plužine is administrative centre of Plužine municipality, which in 2003 had a population of 4,272. The town of Plužine itself has 1,494 citizens.

Town population[edit]

Population of Plužine:

  • March 3, 1981 - 730
  • March 3, 1991 - 1,453
  • November 1, 2003 - 1,494

Ethnic groups (1991 census):

  • Montenegrins (91.61%)
  • Serbs (6.63%)

Ethnic groups (2003 census):

Transport[edit]

Plužine is located on a road connecting Podgorica and Nikšić with central Bosnia and Herzegovina.

See also[edit]